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Monday, March 15, 2010

Delays as crews begin to move Mount Baker Highway near Glacier

This from American Alpine Institute's blog:
GLACIER, WA – Crews are moving equipment into place now and will soon shift a quarter-mile of Mount Baker Highway (SR 542) away from the Nooksack River near east Church Mountain Road, four miles east of Glacier. Drivers can expect closures and delays to begin this month. WSDOT will shift the highway to help reduce the risk of flood damage and emergency closures. This is a long-term fix that will prevent costly emergency repairs and lane closures. Starting Monday, March 22, and lasting for two weeks, crews will stop traffic for up to 30 minutes at a time during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday, to fall and remove trees along what will become the new path for the highway.

Hikers are advised to call the Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700 or visit their Web site for updated information about trails and roads.
For more project details, visit the Web page:

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